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Supreme Court End of Term 2020 seems to have ended its term for patent cases today – although the court has at least one more week of business before the summer break adding PhaZZer vs Taser Axon

A petition on related issues was recently filed in PhaZZer, and the court may be considering the issues together. The last direct IP case for the court to Consideration of one fully briefed petition was postponed. Chrimar Systems. Chrimar has to do with the timing of judgment finality and issue preclusion. Particularly: How does claim cancellation via inter partes review impact prior court judgments upholding the patent? (In this case, an appeal in the infringement litigation was still pending on other grounds). A petition on related issues was recently filed in PhaZZer, and the court may be considering the issues together.

Link to Article:
https://patentlyo.com/patent/2020/06/supreme-court-term.html

From:
Dennis Crouch Law Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law dcrouch@patentlyo.com

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